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Old 09-25-2001, 07:40 PM   #1
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Question how to change springs?

Is there a post here on how to change springs on the P11....I should be gettin my H&Rs soon, any help on how to change them would be wellcomed........the only post I could find was one sayin that the rear are easy, and would be better to do two at a time.....
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Old 09-26-2001, 12:23 PM   #2
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yep, the best thing to do is to go to the tein site.
tein.co.jp and download their pdf instructions on the HP11 for TYPE NA.

goood instructions on there with pictures and everything. only thing is, it's in japanese, but the illustrations speak for themselves.

when you raise your front up make sure you put another jack under the front arm so that the arm doesn't go down so far that the drive shaft joint doesn't come apart. dat would suck trying to put it back together. hehehe.

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Old 09-26-2001, 06:48 PM   #3
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got the springs today......can't wait to get them on......tried getting the pdf from the tein site......but all I get is errors and blank screens when trying to view the pdf on my PC......
have also bought the Haynes Manuel, but in there they show U to remove the complete unit of the car b4 changing the spring...I thought there wasn't a need for this.........:help:
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Old 09-26-2001, 08:01 PM   #4
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yours is the same as mine, i believe. You do need to remove the whole strut.

Firstly, with the front struts, remove wheel, undo strut brace bolts, undo strut retaining bolts, undo the top and bottom strut bolt which is on the top and bottom of the black coweling, and the whole strut comes off. Get your spring compressors and wind the spring down. You then need a good pair of pliers or mole grips to hold the centre shaft, and you'll need a deep ring spanner to undo the bolt. Once youve remobed the bolt, carefully remove the cover plate and bushes making sure you know which way they go back on. Then remove the spring. Repeat process to refit.

The rear strut is a bit easier. Remove wheel, look up inside the wheel arch and you'll see a collar around the strut top with two bolts. Remove the bolts at the top, and the bolt at the bottom, and presto! it'll come straight out. Do the same as the front to change the spring and then refit.

Simple.

Best to jack up the whole front or rear end and do both sides at the sametime.

I'll dig up some photos and post them. If still in doubt, email me.

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cheers M8.....though still slightly ....e-mail me more info/pics if U can....thanks.......I'd like to get it lowered b4 the Goodwood meet.....
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youve bloody confused me alright!!
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does anybody know if you have to compress Intrax lowering springs for p10?
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you always gotta compress the springs when you lower cars...in order for it not to shoot out and poke your eyes out i am serious though.
normally, you would take out the entire strut, compress the springs, open the top strut hat, take the springs out from the shocks and put new, lowering springs over the struts...compress the lowering springs so you can put the top hat back on, put the entire strut back in the car and done.
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does anybody know how to change springs on the P10?
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Pretty much same way. A strut's a strut basically.
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so changing the springs on the p10 is basically the same way to change on a p11?
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what do you guys think???

Hey guys I got a quote the other day for H&R springs installed for $315. Do you guys think thats a decent price????:smoka:
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